Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez is from Costa Rica and was ratified by its Legislature in December 2008 for a 5 year term as member of its newly created independent Telecom Regulatory Board SUTEL. He has been acting as Chairman of SUTEL since January 2012.
He holds master degrees in Economics from Hamburg University in Germany, and in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Since 1989 has worked internationally as consultant and executive for multinational enterprises in Europe and Latin America. Within SUTEL has developed the implementation of its Universal Access Fund for Broadband Access to all Public Schools based on the $170 million income of the first spectrum auction ever realized in Costa Rica, and promoted FTTh deployment with public regional electricity distributors.
Since October 2011 he represents Costa Rica at ICANNs Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and is presently in Geneva in the seventh meeting of ITUs Councils Working Group on WCIT12.